A bill that would triple the cigarette tax rate and introduce new taxes to vaping products was introduced in the waning days of the legislative session.
There are notable differences in health research findings on tobacco and marijuana, but some governmental officials, researchers and other worry about how to curb cigarette smoking as more states make it legal to smoke pot.
The move concerns medical marijuana advocates, who say it could prevent patients from vaping prescription cannabis in their apartments.
Federal officials are scrambling to reverse a recent explosion in teen vaping that public health officials fear could undermine decades of declines in tobacco use.
When state voters legalized recreational marijuana through Amendment 64 earlier this decade, the e-cigarette industry had just started to take off.
Skyrocketing youth use of e-cigarettes, especially Juuls, has led to several government regulations around teen vaping.
Colorado is becoming an epicenter in the fight over teen vaping.
The new rules would also tighten regulations on online sales.
A 2017 Colorado survey observed a disconnect in how young people see vaping and e-cigarettes and the health risks.